The Dutch counter-tenor, Daniel Elgersma, started singing as a boy soprano at age 6 in the Martini Boyschoir Sneek where he soon became a chorister. As a counter-tenor he obtained a Bachelor and Master degree in Early Music singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he studied with Lenie van den Heuvel, Michael Chance, Peter Kooy and Jill Feldman.
On his 17th Daniel Elgersma made his debut as a countertenor soloist in J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248). Other activities soon followed such as J.S. Bach's alto-solo cantata Geist und Seele wird verwirret (BWV 35) with Klaas Stok, a solo recital on Purcellís music in collaboration with Lucy van Dael and performances in J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) and St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), motets, masses and cantatas, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, Antonio Vivaldi's Magnificat and Gloria, Charpentierís Messe de Minuit and Te Deum, Gilles' Requiem and more. He also specializes in early ensemble repertoire, such as Machautís Messe de Notre Dame, Tallisí Lamentatio de Jeremiae, Das Schwanengesang by Heinrich Schütz, Homo Melancholicus, Lagrime di San Pietro and Magnus Opus Musicum by Orlando di Lasso.
Daniel Elgersma sings with Vox Luminis (Director: Lionel Meunier), Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam (Director: Harry van der Kamp), Egidius Quartet (Director: Peter de Groot), Ton Koopman and Daniel Reuss.
Recent performances as a soloist include J.S. Bach's cantatas with Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Masaaki Suzuki, and Purcellís King Arthur with Jean Tubéry.